One tool I have been using since I started this journey is monthly plans. Each month, I make a specific drinking plan, and then try to implement strategies that let me reach my goals. Some of my strategies work better than others, so I am always learning as I go.
My May goal is to stick to “by the book” moderation, which means following the Moderation Management limits. For women, that means no more than three drinks on any occasion, no more than four drinking occasions per week, and no more than nine drinks in any week. Those are limits, not goals — I intend to drink below those limits most occasions/weeks.
Although I often fall short of perfection, I have seen consistent overall improvement. I hope to see the same this month.